Batman and The Flash Watch the Watchmen in “The Button” Crossover Event (COMICS)
Last year, DC’s comics line was birthed once more. Call it a “Rebirth”, if you will, as the universe’s main heroes were given new, but familiar backstories. The new continuity has been hinting at the notion that the universal reboot was caused by an outside force. The blue and nude, god-like dude, Doctor Manhattan, from Alan Moore‘s Watchmen universe, has been suspected to be the culprit by readers for a while now. If Batman’s recent discovery of Watchmen’s iconic smiley face button in DC Universe: Rebirth is any indication, we should be getting a definitive explanation pretty soon.
The Caped Crusader will team up with The Flash to find those answers in a four-issue crossover event called “The Button”. According to DC’s official synopsis, we can expect the detective duo to uncover much more than they bargained for in their search for resolution.
The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party, and it’s not who anyone suspects. This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!”
“The Button” will span across issues #21 and #22 of both Batman and The Flash and will go for $2.99 each. Batman‘s creative team will consist of Tom King and artist Jason Fabok, while Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter will handle The Flash‘s end of things. Issues taking place during the crossover will have lenticular variant covers that will be priced at $3.99. The crossover will begin on April 19th.
What do you think of Rebirth so far? Is the combination of Batman and The Flash enough to potentially take on the Watchmen? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to watch out for more DC-related news!
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